Software update: November 30th 2017

Applies to: Nintendo Switch


A software update introducing new features and adjustments is now available for ARMS. To download the update, please start the game while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet. The software version after this update will be 4.1.0.

Update contents

  • The mysterious new fighter "Springtron" can now be selected.
    • His initial ARMS are the same as Spring Man.
    • When Spring Man unlocks new ARMS Springtron will also have access to them.
  • New badges added.
    • Added badges that are unlocked via specific fighter/ARM combinations.
    • Added badges that are unlocked by fulfilling certain conditions on stages with environmental gimmicks.
    • And more!
  • Added support for traditional and simplified Chinese. 
    • You can switch your language in system settings.
  • Fixed issue in online play where immediately after time runs out guarding would be cancelled not allowing players to defend post-time attacks.
  • Fixed issue in Ranked Match where certain fighters' voices could be heard prior to the start of the match.
  • Adjusted the abilities of certain fighters and ARMS as follows.

Fighter Changes
Misango
  • Duration of immobility when masking up reduced (The Misanga is pleased).

ARM Changes
Scorpio
  • Increased curving.
  • Increased expansion rate of charge attacks.
  • Shortened wait time prior to scorpion jumping.
  • Decreased extension speed.
  • Decreased flotation during jump attacks.
  • Decreased speed of charge attacks.
  • Decreased homing during jumping attacks.
Skully
  • Increased curving.
  • Increased homing.
  • Decreased flotation during jump attacks.
Glusher
  • Increased retraction speed.
  • Fixed issue where retraction speed would be greatly slowed at times.
Homie
  • Increased rush damage.
Megaton
  • Increased retraction speed.
Whammer
  • Increased retraction speed.
  • Increased homing.
Hydra
  • Decreased retraction speed.
    • Speed of charge attacks is unaffected.
Clapback
  • Decreased speed of direction changes during rush attacks.
Revolver
Retorcher
  • Fixed issue where under certain conditions projectiles would freeze in mid-air.

Additional information

Once you have updated to version 4.1.0 you will no longer be able to participate in Local or LAN Play with users on an earlier version of the game.

Please note: To download this content, additional storage may be needed. If you don’t have enough system storage in the Nintendo Switch console, please use a compatible microSD card (for more information, visit our Support section). You can check how much free space there is on your console's system memory or microSD card by opening System Settings from the HOME Menu and selecting Data Management.